Rác đô thị Việt Nam – 60 năm trông chờ ‘tiếng chổi tre’

VNE – Thứ ba, 17/4/2018 | 00:00 GMT+7

Vấn đề rác đô thị vẫn phụ thuộc vào sức chịu đựng của những “chị lao công như sắt như đồng” mà Tố Hữu mô tả 60 năm trước.

Anh Minh sống ở Hà Nội đã 10 năm, nhưng vẫn chưa nói sõi tiếng Kinh.

Công việc chính của Minh không cho anh nhiều cơ hội để học tiếng Kinh: anh là một công nhân dọn rác dưới hầm chung cư. Ngăn cách giữa người đàn ông dân tộc Tày và đời sống xã hội là những tấm bê tông dày trên đầu. Kết nối đáng kể nhất giữa anh và những cư dân thành phố này là một chiếc ống rác thông tầng. Người ta ném rác vào ống, Minh thu dọn ở phía dưới, cho lên xe và đẩy đi.

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Quảng Ninh: Lợi ích nhờ chuyển dịch cơ cấu kinh tế từ Nâu sang Xanh

Ngày 13/3/2018, tại đảo Tuần Châu, TP Hạ Long, Tổ chức bảo tồn thiên nhiên quốc tế (IUCN) cùng đại diện lãnh đạo tỉnh Quảng Ninh, thành phố Hải Phòng đã họp cấp lãnh đạo lần thứ năm, tiếp tục bàn các kế hoạch bảo vệ thiên nhiên và môi trường cho vùng di sản.

Chủ trì cuộc họp cấp lãnh đạo sáng kiến liên minh

Continue reading “Quảng Ninh: Lợi ích nhờ chuyển dịch cơ cấu kinh tế từ Nâu sang Xanh”

$100m ADB Loan for China Everbright Waste to Energy Projects in Viet Nam

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China Everbright International Limited has secured a $100 million loan from the Asian Development Bank to develop a series of waste to energy plants in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Deputy Director General of ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department Christopher Thieme (left) and China Everbright CEO Wang Tianyi (right) after the signing. Continue reading “$100m ADB Loan for China Everbright Waste to Energy Projects in Viet Nam”

How can development cooperation address ocean plastic pollution?

23 January 2018

In the first weeks of 2018 there were (for me) unexpected announcements from both the EU and the UK Government on the urgent global issue of ocean plastic pollution. The EU intends to make all plastic packaging on the European market recyclable by 2030 and in her speech announcing the UK’s 25 Year Environment Plan, Prime Minister Theresa May committed the UK to eliminating all “avoidable plastic waste” by 2042. The Prime Minister also said it would direct UK aid to help developing nations reduce plastic waste, which could indicate a new direction for the UK’s and other countries’ aid programmes.

Continue reading “How can development cooperation address ocean plastic pollution?”

72 Hours in Vietnam: Observations from Craft Recycling Villages

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Khi Trung Quốc từ chối, rác chạy đi đâu?

12/12/2017 16:28 GMT+7  TTO – Không muốn tiếp tục bị gọi là “bãi rác của thế giới”, năm 2017, Trung Quốc đã có một loạt bước đi nhằm xóa bỏ “danh hiệu” không mấy hay ho này.

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Hải quan Trung Quốc kiểm tra lô chất thải rắn nhập vào nước này – Ảnh: Reuters

Các nước phát triển bắt đầu thấy lo bởi trong khi núi rác trong nước ngày càng cao, Trung Quốc – nhà nhập khẩu rác quen thuộc – đã nói “không” với 24 loại rác thải rắn/phế liệu kể từ tháng 9-2017.

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Những năm 1980, thời kỳ nền kinh tế Trung Quốc bắt đầu có những dấu hiệu phát triển nóng, việc nhập khẩu các loại phế liệu như giấy, nhựa, thép tái chế được xem là lựa chọn không tệ của các doanh nghiệp Trung Quốc. Chúng rẻ hơn nhiều so với việc đốn cây để làm giấy mới hay khai thác dầu mỏ để sản xuất nhựa và nilông, nhưng quan trọng hơn là đáp ứng được sự thiếu hụt nguồn cung nguyên liệu trong nước. Điển hình như việc sản xuất thép tái chế tiết kiệm được tới 60% năng lượng và nguyên liệu cần thiết để sản xuất thép mới. Continue reading “Khi Trung Quốc từ chối, rác chạy đi đâu?”

Forty per cent of global e-waste comes from Asia

Forty per cent of global e-waste comes from Asia

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  • E-waste generated in 2016 equivalent to 4,500 Eiffel Towers
  • Asian countries account for 40 per cent of the discarded goods
  • Developing countries still lack formal e-waste recycling systems

scidev.net_[NEW DELHI] Humans generated a staggering 44.7 million metric tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) in 2016 — the equivalent of 4,500 Eiffel Towers, and five per cent more than the electrical and electronic goods discarded just two years earlier, says a new study.

The trend is set to continue, with volumes of e-waste expected to rise to 52.2 million metric tonnes by 2021. Continue reading “Forty per cent of global e-waste comes from Asia”

Ocean plastic pollution – what role can social science play?

29 November 2017

IDS is partnering with the EU, UN, Chatham House and other organisations to host a high level side event on circular economy solutions to tackling ocean plastic pollution, during this year’s United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi (4-6 December). The event will showcase specific examples of collaborative action and policies that aim to reduce plastic waste, address unsustainable consumption and production patterns and redirect investment for a clean, efficient and circular economy. Ahead of the event, I want to highlight the importance of a universal development approach and transformative social science research, as solutions to the ocean plastics problem.

A large sculpture of a shark made out of plastic waste found in the ocean.

Ocean plastics pollution – not just an environmental issue

Plastics pollution of oceans has emerged as a major global environmental crisis. Between 4.8 and 12.7 million tonnes of plastics enter the ocean each year. It is devastating for marine ecosystems and the accumulation of microplastics in food chains pose a risk to human health. And the issue is becoming more serious.  By 2050, plastics production is expected to increase to over 2000 tonnes per year, up from 311 million tonnes in 2014.

Plastics end up in the ocean as the result of chains of human activities in different parts of the world. We are all contributing to it. China, Indonesia and the Philippines have been identified as the top three sources of ocean plastics pollution by the Ocean Conservancy. While litter found on the sea floor around the UK has risen 150% in the last year and UK plastic waste drifts to the artic where is has a very damaging impact on one of the most vulnerable ecosystems in the world.

Continue reading “Ocean plastic pollution – what role can social science play?”

Ministry suggests community-based environmental monitoring for papermaker

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Lee & Man Vietnam Ltd.’s waste water treatment system. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has suggested Ministry suggests community-based environmental monitoring for the papermaker. — VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khương

HÀ NỘI – The Mekong Delta province of Hậu Giang has been urged to establish a community-based monitoring mechanism to evaluate papermaker Lee & Man Vietnam Ltd.’s environmental treatment.During a visit to the company’s paper mill on Thursday, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Trần Hồng Hà, asked the papermaker to complete a standard procedure for management and operation of its waste treatment, and to keep daily records of materials used for environmental treatment and to publicise them. Continue reading “Ministry suggests community-based environmental monitoring for papermaker”

How environmental pollution is ruining the Mekong Delta

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The Mekong Delta is a land carpeted in endless shades of greens, a magical water world that is being destroyed by climate change and environmental pollution, says the Vietnam Environment Administration.

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Some 20 million people call the Mekong Delta home, and 60 million are dependent on the natural environment of river system for their livelihoods, says the Environment Administration. Continue reading “How environmental pollution is ruining the Mekong Delta”

Hanoi to generate electricity from city’s biggest landfill

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A methane gas treatment plant will produce electricity from the decomposing garbage

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September 13, 2017, 12:32 GMT+7

​Hanoi to generate electricity from city’s biggest landfill
Garbage are dumped on a street in Hanoi.
Two Vietnamese firms and their South Korean partners have closed a deal on a project that will generate electricity from the largest landfill in Hanoi.The two parties will cooperate in designing, constructing, financing and operating a facility that will gather, process, and treat methane gas emitted from decomposing garbage to produce electricity, according to the agreement signed in Hanoi on Tuesday. Continue reading “Hanoi to generate electricity from city’s biggest landfill”

Dire need for waste treatment in Hà Nội

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Update: September, 13/2017 – 09:00

Untreated wastewater discharged from the Triều Khúc plastic craft village in the capital city into ponds, rivers and canals. About 1,350 craft villages in the city are discharging a total amount of 156,000cu.m of wastewater per day into the environment. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Nghĩa
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The chairman of the People’s Committee of Hà Nội, Nguyễn Đức Chung, has asked the Department of Construction to enhance supervision of waste collection units, warning that officials failing to do so would be suspended.

He was speaking at a session on waste collection, solid waste treatment, medical waste and lake management yesterday in Hà Nội, saying these problems had annoyed local residents for a long time. Continue reading “Dire need for waste treatment in Hà Nội”

HCM City to fund sorting of rubbish

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Update: September, 08/2017 – 09:00

Pre-treatment garbage classification in HCM City. — Photo ecc-hcm.gov.vn
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Every commune or ward in HCM City will be allocated VNĐ500 million (US$22,000) this year towards addressing a funding shortage for sorting waste before it is treated.

The municipal Department of Finance has said the allocation will be increased to VNĐ1 billion at the beginning of next year. Continue reading “HCM City to fund sorting of rubbish”

Southern region landfill overflows

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Update: September, 05/2017 – 21:00

Bưng Riềng landfill is covered with unprocessed garbage creating serious pollution. – VNS Photo: Thanhnien.vn

BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU – After five years of operation, the Bưng Riềng landfill in Xuyên Mộc District has started leaking wastewater and spreading foul smells in the southern province.

The landfill is overloaded with about 22sq.m of unprocessed garbage, according to a report by the Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Some indicators of COD, BOD5 or nitrite have exceeded allowed limits by 2.8 to 13.7 times. Continue reading “Southern region landfill overflows”